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2009. 9.9 TICKET



Saturday: “Lee Eun Mi - 20th Anniversary Concert.” Famous for her hit songs such as “I Have a Lover” and “In the Middle of Breaking Up,” Lee Eun Mi always presents her audiences with lively performances.

Since her debut in 1989, she has been praised for her strong vocal talent. Unlike other singers, Lee’s focus has always been on live performances rather than on television appearances.

Her most recent album, “Walking Atop the Sound,” was released earlier this year. She calls the CD a tribute to all of her loyal fans who have followed her career over the last two decades.

Lee also published a collection of photos and poems in 2007 called “Meeting Poems Barefooted.”

Her performance Saturday is part of a nationwide tour promoting her new album. In addition to Seoul, the tour will stop in Changwon, South Gyeongsang and Gwangju.

Lee Eun Mi will also be crossing the ocean to celebrate her 20th anniversary with her fans in the United States and Canada later this year.

Tickets range from 55,000 won ($44.64) to 77,000 won.

Concerts are held at 4 and 8 p.m.

Take the train to Osan Station, line No. 1

(031) 978-4255, http://ticket.interpark.com


Sept. 18: “Jessye Norman - My Life, My Song.” Jessye Norman, one of those once-in-a-generation singers, is performing at the Seoul Arts Center on Sept. 18.

The American singer is known for staking out her own niche in the industry, and she continues to draw audiences to her sumptuous sound. Norman has performed with symphony orchestras and chamber music groups from around the world. Most recently, Norman performed in Berlin, Munich, Cologne and Frankfurt in Germany.

Last season she curated and performed in a festival at Carnegie Hall in New York for three weeks. Rachael Worby will conduct the concert in Seoul, accompanied by the Euro-Asian Philharmonic Orchestra.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 220,000 won.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5

(02) 541-6235, http://ticket.interpark.com



To Sept. 20: “Rent.” The Broadway musical “Rent’’ has finally made its way to Korea, featuring original cast members Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal, who played the roles of Mark Cohen and Roger Davis, respectively, in the 1996 production.

Rent is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson. It is based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La Boheme.” The show revolves around a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive in New York’s Lower East Side when the bohemian Alphabet City area thrived.

It tells an unforgettable story of a group of young artists learning to survive, falling in love, finding their voices and living for the day.

Since its launch on Broadway, the musical has been translated into 15 languages in 25 countries, luring young audiences all around the world. The production in Korea has also garnered enormous popularity, partially due to the inclusion of actor Cho Seung-woo.

The musical is staged at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 2 and 7 p.m. on Sundays. There will be no performance held on Mondays.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 200,000 won.

National Assembly Station, line No. 9, exit 4

(02) 781-1000, www.rent-broadway.co.kr


To Oct. 25: “Art Circus ‘ID.’” Cirque Eloize, the representative art circus group of Canada, is visiting Korea to perform its latest work.

The group is referred to as one of the “three major art circus group of the world” alongside Cirque du Soleil and Dragon Group.

Koreans may be already familiar with Cirque Eloize from their previous performances here of “Rain” in 2006 and “Nebbia” in 2007. Unlike these previous productions that were similar to Oriental paintings - in that they were lyrical and artistic pieces - the troupe’s latest work, titled “ID,” is a more traditional circus show. The show’s theme is “Speed, Spectacle, Special.”

ID will present 70 minutes of breathtaking dynamic circus performances consisting of multimedia art and urban dances set to hip-hop, tecktonik and energetic rock music.

This show tells the story of a journey to find one’s own identity against a backdrop of futuristic urban landscapes, climaxing with vibrant dances and aerial acrobatics.

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays, 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays, and 1:30 and 5 p.m. on Sundays. There will be no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 100,000 won.

Central Park Station, Incheon line No. 1

(032) 440-7800, http://ticket.interpark.com


To Nov. 11: “All Shook Up.” The jukebox musical “All Shook Up” will be on an encore run through Nov. 11 at Chungmu Art Hall. The Korean version of the Broadway musical of the same name was inspired by the hit songs of rock ‘n’ roll legend Elvis Presley. The show first debuted in Korea two years ago. This Korean version has received several prizes, including the best foreign musical prize at Korea’s first Musical Awards.

Presley’s classic hit songs featured in the musical - including “Love Me Tender,” “Hound Dog,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” “All Shook Up” and “Burning Love” - will have fans of all ages dancing in the aisles and singing along.

Son Ho-young, who was a member of G.O.D., will play Chad, a rock ‘n’ roll man who brings music and excitement to a small town.

All Shook Up features an amusing story about dreams, love and passion, and includes lively rock music and energetic, quick-tempo dance numbers.

The adrenaline-pumping show will feature a star-filled cast that includes Kim Jin-woo and Yoon Gong-joo.

The musical will be staged at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 4 and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays. There will be no performances on Mondays.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 120,000 won.

Sindang Station, lines No. 6 or 2, exit 9

1588-5212, www.allshookup.co.kr


Thursday to Sunday: “Tchaikovsky.” The Korea National Ballet will stage “Tchaikovsky,” a biographical ballet about the Russian composer, from Sept. 10 to 13 at the Seoul Arts Center.

Tchaikovsky, which premiered in 2006, was created by acclaimed Russian choreographer Boris Eifman. He won the Benois de la Danse, or the dance equivalent of the Oscars, for the work.

Another of Eifman’s works, “Requiem” was performed by the Korea National Ballet in 1992. The performance was praised by the local audience for its well-written story and musical-like spectacle.

Tchaikovsky tells the story of the composer who succumbed to a mysterious death after years of suffering pain from his creative pursuits.

Performed in Korea for the first time, the work features an impressive cast.

Vladimir Malakhov, the artistic director and first soloist at Staatsballett Berlin (Berlin State Ballet), will play the role of Tchaikovsky.

Top-notch dancers Kim Hyun-woong and Lee Young-chul from the national troupe will share the role with Malakhov.

Tickets range from 5,000 won to 150,000 won.

Shows will run at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5

(02) 587-6181, http://ticket.interpark.com




Doosan Bears vs. Seoul Heroes

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. LG Twins

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. SK Wyverns

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.


Doosan Bears vs. Seoul Heroes

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. Kia Tigers

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. LG Twins

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.


Hanwha Eagles vs. Kia Tigers

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. LG Twins

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.


Doosan Bears vs. Kia Tigers

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. LG Twins

Munhak, 5 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. Seoul Heroes

Daejeon, 5 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Samsung Lions

Sajik, 5 p.m.


Doosan Bears vs. Kia Tigers

Jamsil, 1:30 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. Seoul Heroes

Daejeon, 2 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Samsung Lions

Sajik, 2 p.m.


LG Twins vs. SK Wyverns

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Seoul Heroes vs. Kia Tigers

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Hanwha Eagles

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.




Gangwon FC vs. Gyeongnam FC

Gangneung Stadium, 7 p.m.

Chunnam Dragons vs. Daegu FC

Gwangyang Football Stadium, 7 p.m.

Incheon United vs. Ulsan Hyundai

Incheon World Cup Stadium, 7 p.m.

Busan l’Park vs. Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma

Busan Stadium, 8 p.m.

Seoul FC vs. Chonbuk Motors

Seoul World Cup Stadium, 8 p.m.


Gwangju Sangmu FC vs. Suwon Bluewings

Gwangju World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.

Jeju United vs. Pohang Steelers

Jeju World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.




To Sunday: “Seoul International Drama Awards 2009 Festival.” This year’s SDA Festival is in Seoul through Sunday.

The slogan this time around is “Show Your Drama, Share the World.” The festival will have a series of events including a drama concert, a showcase and event, an awards ceremony and a farewell party.

The awards ceremony will be held Friday at the Olympic Hall in Olympic Park, Seoul.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5

(02) 3219-5576, www.seouldrama.org


To Sept. 25: “2009 Dongdaemun Fashion Festival.” The Dongdaemun Fashion Festival is celebrating its seventh year at Dongdaemun Fashion Town, Seoul’s most well-known shopping district.

Every year in September, extensive sales and shopping events occur at Dongdaemun Fashion Town to help usher in the Korean Thanksgiving holiday, called Chuseok. Festivities also include outdoor fashion shows, cultural performances and a host of events for visitors to enjoy. This year’s festival will also feature a promotional and shopping event as well as concerts and cultural performances by popular Korean entertainers.

Dongdaemun Stadium Station, lines No. 2, 4 or 5, exit 1

(02) 2236-9135, www.ddmfestival.com


To Sept. 30: “30th Seoul Dance Festival.” The Dance Association of Korea will host its 30th Seoul Dance Festival until Sept. 30 at the Arko Arts Theater in Seoul. The stage will feature Korean dance, ballet and other creative performances, and there will be awards given out at the end of the festival.

There will also be a photo exhibition of modern dance that runs until Sept. 18, a free dance lesson from Sept. 14 to 16 and an outdoor stage at Marronnier Park for young dancers from Sept. 21 to 25.

The opening ceremony will take place tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2

(02) 744-8066, www.dancekorea.org
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